The Alumni Association of Hof University

Hof University

Mission Statement

Hochschule Hof is a science-based business centre. Our main focus is for our successful graduates to have the opportunity to work in sustainably and internationally controlled companies. The students in our cosmopolitan Green Tech University are looked after in an excellent way. The work of the “Institute for Advanced Studies” at Hof University is targeted on practically orientated courses, has an international touch and puts a focus on resource efficiency. The applied research ensures the actualisation of knowledge for teaching and develops solutions for the benefit of the economy.


Hof University means:

  • Intensive alliances with companies
  • Internationalisation with focus on India
  • Resource efficiency with main topic being climate (inside and outside) and wate

Benefits for Members!

Breakfast with typical Bavarian sausages during the reunion festival
Breakfast with typical Bavarian sausages during the reunion festival

It´s great being a part of it!

Our platform offers the possibility...

  • ... to create your own profile and to keep it up to date
  • ... to find former students
  • ... to make new contacts
  • ... to exchange experience and work knowledge
  • ... to stay informed about the current developments of Hof University and the surrounding region
  • ... to visit the reunion festival
  • ... to take part in an interesting and diversified event program


The current statutes of alumni hochschule hof e.V. were finalised during the General Meeting of the Association on April 1st, 2014 and presented for registration to the Register of Associations at the Registration Court. The pdf-document also contains the contribution rules.

Statutes of April 1st, 2014 include contribution rules

Managing Board

Members of "alumni hochschule hof e.V." are:

Prof. Dr. Ronald Hechtfischer
Professor for Business Management at Hof University

Assistant Chairman
Dipl.-Wirtschaftsinf. (FH) Michael Bitzinger
Director of bitzinger – computer and internet solutions GmbH
Graduate Degree Information Management in 2002

Lena Ritter
Management ontec automation GmbH 
Graduate Degree International Management in 2014

Katrin Blug, M.A.
Hochschule Hof

Charter Members 2005
Charter Members 2005


In 1994, the wish of a whole region for a University became true – Hof University was founded. In October 1994, the first courses, with approx. 90 students and 2 professors, initially started in the rooms of the University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration and Legal Affairs before moving into a new building in 1998. In the same year 14 students celebrated their graduation. Since then, the University has experienced a rapid development. Today there are approx. 3,200 students at Hof University.

In 2005, some graduates and professors launched the initiative for an Alumni Association. Since then, the number of members has grown steadily. Today more than 460 members make use of the benefits of the Alumni Association. A variety of events advise about the careers of graduates, key aspects of researches at Hof University and career possibilities. Your further business and career development is the main focus in cooperation with the department “Career Service” and the “Institute for Further Education” at Hof University. The highlight of the cultural life within the Association is without doubt the reunion festival that takes place bi-annually. We are already all looking forward to May 2014 when uncountable alumni graduates will visit their Alma Mater again.